Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Beyond the Page Podcast ~ Boost Coaching Impact

We are excited to share with you the next interview in our “Beyond the Page” series featuring Maria Connolly.

Unlock the secrets to navigating taboo topics in coaching with master practitioner Maria Connolly. Maria, an expert in NLP, Ericksonian hypnotherapy, and the Feldenkrais method, brings her rich background and unique insights to our conversation. Discover how creating a safe and trusting environment enables clients to openly discuss uncomfortable subjects, a crucial aspect Maria attributes to her extensive training as a psychotherapist. We also delve into her daily routines of grounding and somatic practices, emphasizing the importance of breathwork and body awareness in preparing for impactful coaching sessions.

Step into the nuanced world of coaching and therapy, where Maria shares personal anecdotes on balancing the dual roles of a coach and therapist. Learn how recognizing clients as resourceful individuals capable of finding their own solutions can lead to transformative coaching experiences. Humor and irreverence play a key role in fostering deeper insights and meaningful exchanges, illustrating the power of trust and rapport. Through candid examples, we reveal how these techniques can invigorate conversations and help navigate the delicate boundaries between coaching and therapy.

Finally, we shed light on the significance of coaching supervision and continuous growth. Maria discusses strategies to overcome feelings of imposter syndrome and the joy derived from focusing on clients’ needs. We underscore the importance of a culture of openness, self-reflection, and empowerment, ensuring mutual success and growth. Don’t miss this treasure trove of wisdom for advancing your coaching practice and fostering meaningful interactions. Tune in and let Maria Connolly guide you towards mastering the art of coaching taboo topics.

In this episode, I talk with Maria Connolly about her article published in our March 2024 issue.

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